The Future of Solar Is Small
Local community projects are already powering parts of London and could pave the way for a green transition.
When Clean Energy Is Powered by Dirty Labor
Most solar panels come from China, and using them to fuel a clean energy transition risks reliance on Uyghur slave labor in Xinjiang.
The U.S. Doesn’t Have to Make Sacrifices to Get China’s Climate Cooperation
Beijing is sincere about fighting climate change—for its own best interests.
Energy Transition Is the Future. National Oil Companies Are Betting on the Past.
State-owned oil companies are on the verge of investing $400 billion in projects incompatible with the Paris Agreement. If they fail, it could spark an emerging market debt crisis.
Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived
The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better.
Time for a Responsible Clean Energy Supply Chain
Renewable energy needs to be sourced responsibly and cleanly.
The End of Oil Supremacy
If Biden wins, oil prices may fall, setting in motion the reconfiguration of the world energy industry.
Surprise! India Is Leaping Ahead in Clean Energy
Long considered climate policy’s problem case, India is exceeding targets and breaking records thanks to fast-advancing technology.
Clean Energy Can’t Have Dirty Roots
Securing human rights in the supply chain of critical minerals is vital for a green future.
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Beijing Is Winning the Clean Energy Race
The technology to build new green economies is mostly produced in China. That’s bad for the United States.
Deep in the Heart of Texas, a Chinese Wind Farm Raises Eyebrows
Members of Congress fear Beijing could use the facility for espionage and economic warfare. But the Trump administration is set to let it move forward.
Canada’s Not-So-Green Green Energy
Hydropower may be the future of Canadian power, but it won’t bring the environmental benefits many proponents tout.
Power Cuts Are Plaguing Southern Africa. The Region Needs Renewable Energy.
Zimbabwe and its richer neighbor South Africa are in the throes of an electricity crisis. Alternative sources of energy are the solution.
Coal-Fired Power Is Declining Thanks to a Slowdown in India and China
2019 could end with a deceleration in overall carbon emissions.
Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy
The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum.
The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
How to Keep the Lights on in Kurdistan
Caught between the United States and Iran, Iraq is facing deep energy insecurity. In Kurdistan, the solution may be solar power.
China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future—but it keeps blowing its chances.